swagman jumbuck lures

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Re: swagman jumbuck lures

Post by oldfish » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:29 pm

My story on Swagman Lures.

John Laws was a newsagent in Kerang Vic and started Lawsys Lures (I have a Rippa in a Kerang packet)

Moved to Albury trading as Swagman Lures (not sure when) The current owner,Paul,was a mate.

Sold to someone in Canberra (I have a Whiplash and a 60mm Jumbuck in Fyshwick ACT packets)

Then sold back to Paul in Albury (I would say at least 8 years ago going by the Swagman website)

Lawsy is now deceased I think.

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Re: swagman jumbuck lures

Post by Baz » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:25 pm

Were there any minor changes to the lures from the different owners?I have an old 60mm model, it would be about 16 years old now.It would be good to know who made it.
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Re: swagman jumbuck lures

Post by Fizza » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:02 pm

Jim, You just shocked me mate as i used to fish with Lawsy & his dad many years ago. Both top blokes. John would only be a little older than myself.

Baz, if your's is 16 yrs old it would have been a Lawsy's job.

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Re: swagman jumbuck lures

Post by oldfish » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:15 pm

I think the Swagman Jumbuck moulds were sold each time so no actual difference in the lures themseves but don't hold me to that

100%.Thats why I love packets.

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Re: swagman jumbuck lures

Post by Mully » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:18 pm

im in touch with the new owner of swagman and intend to get a lot of new lures very soon,,,im also organising a new website for him so ill keep you all up to date.
he has joined up and his name here is numnutsfishing

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Re: swagman jumbuck lures

Post by Fishing Man » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:08 pm

interesting read guys,
definately look nice, i remember seeing them in mags around 15 years ago

hey mully are they still in production or will they be starting up again,
snd do you know if they will be the same design etc,,

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Re: swagman jumbuck lures

Post by Mully » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:14 pm

they will be the same moulds mate and are in production give numnutsfishing a pm

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Re: swagman jumbuck lures

Post by oldfish » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:06 pm

I could very easily be wrong but I'm inclined to think the bibs could be a help in dating these lures.My current ones and my Canberra ones have the

slit with the bit of wire and a split ring.Some of the lures earlier in this thread have bibs with 2 holes for the clip type connection.

The only thing to work out now is whether the Canberra owner did the change or whether Lawsy did it in Albury.

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Re: swagman jumbuck lures

Post by Baz » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:16 pm

The old one I have has the 2 holes for a clip/luxon tow point.
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Re: swagman jumbuck lures

Post by Fizza » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:11 pm

The timber jumbucks had two holes with heavy wire & split ring.

Lawsy's early lures had two holes, one round drilled & the front hole elongated and Lawsy used a clip.

I can't comment on the later lures as I don't have any, sorry

1st pic is an old Timber and 2nd pic shows the bib configuration. Both are unequivically Lawsy lures.

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